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Alien Zone (1978)

PG | | Horror | 16 January 1981 (USA)
A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns ... See full summary »

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Sharron Miller

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David O'Malley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ericson ... Talmudge
Ivor Francis ... The Mortician
Judith Novgrod Judith Novgrod ... Miss Sibiler
Burr DeBenning ... Growski
Charles Aidman ... Detective Malcolm Toliver
Bernard Fox ... Inspector McDowal
Richard Gates Richard Gates ... Cantwell
Elizabeth MacRae ... Mrs. Lumquist
Linda Gibboney Linda Gibboney ... Julie (as Kathie Gibboney)
Leslie Paxton Leslie Paxton ... Marie
John King III John King III ... Marie's Husband (as John King)
Bo Byers Bo Byers ... Growski Detective #1
David O'Malley ... Detective #2
Robert Telford Robert Telford ... Maitre'd
Michael Colley Michael Colley ... Stan
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A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns out to be a mortician, who tells him the stories of the people who have wound up in his establishment over the course of four stories. Written by Anonymous & SicCoyote

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The House of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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David O'Malley wrote the script while on vacation. See more »

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Featured in Movie Macabre: House of the Dead (1984) See more »

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Mommy and Daddy's Pride and Joy
Music by Stan Worth (as Stan V. Worth)
Lyrics by Ayn Robbins
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Book of the dead
20 March 2012 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

Under the title "Alien Zone", this sci-fi anthology seems a misnomer, the film concerning an adulterer on a business trip (Ericson) who takes refuge from a storm in a dilapidated building where he's shown an odd hospitality from undertaker (Francis) who introduces him to his most recent corpses and tells of their last moments.

Ericson and Francis essentially introduce each vignette, the first concerning a teacher (Novgrod) who despises her occupation and is taunted by an alien presence in her house, Burr DeBenning stars in the second story as a psychopathic peeping tom who invites single women to his home and films them being murdered, Charles Aidman and Bernard Fox are a pair of super detectives seeking to outdo one another in the third instalment, and Richard Gates plays a self-centred businessman who is dealt a lesson in humility by an unknown force when he's held captive in a derelict building.

The strands are neatly woven together by Francis, who alludes to Ericson's own atonement for his infidelity, which fittingly becomes the fifth and final chapter. Aidman and Fox have the most material with which to work and probably come off best with their witty dialogue contests, but the other stories are equally compelling if only too brief to resonate. While the title might be somewhat misleading, the stories display a concise, consistent narrative that is entertaining and the film is generally better than one might expect.


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